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  • Siam Niramit opens in Phuket

    Siam Niramit opens in Phuket

    PHUKET: After six years in the making, the Siam Niramit Phuket theater is now staging its “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam” art and culture show before packed houses of people who are taking advantage a limited-time, 399-baht-per-ticket promotional offer. Last night, members of the Phuket media were treated to a complimentary viewing of the show, related attractions and a brief press conference by Siam Niramit CEO Pannin Kitiparapon.

  • Phuket Tsunami Memorial Wall caretakers sign up for long haul

    Phuket Tsunami Memorial Wall caretakers sign up for long haul

    PHUKET: Members of the US Navy League in Phuket have made a preemptive strike against the deterioration of the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao, pledging to maintain the respected site for years to come. It appeared that the wall had never been maintained at all. Armed with weed wackers, painting supplies and new flags, volunteers from the USS Pinckney, the US Navy League, local business Environmental Solutions Phuket (ESP), Phuket’s Tourist Police Volunteers and the MSC Company have restored the wall to respectable condition just in time for the annual memorial ceremony on Monday (December 26).

  • Girl, 16, struck dead by pickup truck on main Phuket road

    Girl, 16, struck dead by pickup truck on main Phuket road

    PHUKET: A 16-year-old Burmese girl was struck dead by a pickup truck while crossing Thepkrasattri Road, the main road to Phuket Airport, in Thalang last night. The girl, named only as “Dao”, was crossing the busy road with her father in front of Baan Porn Furniture store just before 10pm when the pair were hit by a black Toyota Vigo pickup truck.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Indian court summons Google; Australian jailed

    Phuket Media Watch: Indian court summons Google; Australian jailed

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Indian court summons Google, Facebook and other websites Phuket Gazette / News WiresAn Indian court yesterday issued a summons to social networking website Facebook, search giant Google, Yahoo!, video-sharing website YouTube and seventeen other websites to stand trial for allegedly publishing ‘objectionable contents.’ New Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar claimed that the websites contain obscene pictures and content offensive to Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The court’s order comes just three days after another court restrained these websites in a civil case from publishing any ‘anti-religious’ or ‘anti-social’ content which promotes hatred or communal disharmony.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Student survives 10-day blizzard in car

    Phuket Media Watch: Student survives 10-day blizzard in car

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Stranded Arizona college student survives 10-day blizzard in car Phuket Gazette / News Wires A college student from Arizona who went missing earlier this month has been found alive after being stranded in her car in the middle of a blizzard for ten days, local media reported yesterday. Arizona State University student Lauren Elizabeth Weinberg, 23, was spotted in her vehicle on Wednesday morning by U.S.

  • Phuket plays host to international DMAT rally

    Phuket plays host to international DMAT rally

    PHUKET: Tourists at Nai Yang Beach, on Phuket’s northwest coast, received a surprise this morning when seven Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) arrived and began life-saving rescue drills. The exercises were part of the first-ever International Medical Rally in Asia, which brought together for a one-day event four DMATs from Thailand and three DMAT crews from Japan, Korea and Sri Lanka. The event was set up to allow each team 20 minutes at 10 stations.

  • Police rule ‘suicide’ on Phuket yacht death

    Police rule ‘suicide’ on Phuket yacht death

    PHUKET: Police are treating as suicide the death of a South African man whose body was discovered on a yacht moored off Phuket this morning. Chalong Police were notified of the discovery at about 8:30am, Capt Chianchai Duangsuwan told the Phuket Gazette

  • Phuket police take stand against sex slavery

    Phuket police take stand against sex slavery

    PHUKET: Police have warned nightclub, karaoke and massage parlor operators in Phuket’s party town of Patong that human trafficking and luring young women into forced prostitution will not be tolerated. The warning came at a meeting in Patong on Wednesday, following the Department of Special Investigations’ (DSI’s) rescue of 41 young women from a sex trafficking ring in a raid in Sungai Kolok, on the Malaysian border, on December 14. “As a result, 41 Laos females were rescued.

  • Future of FC Phuket foreign players in question

    Future of FC Phuket foreign players in question

    PHUKET: FC Phuket fans will be granted at least one more performance by local football stars Kone Adama and Johnathan Matijas on Christmas Day, in the team’s last match of 2011 against Air Force United. The news follows rumors circulating on Phuket FC’s fan club website that none of the current five foreign players will continue with FC Phuket next season, due to recent financial

  • Phuket Sports: Westwood wins at Amata Spring

    Phuket Sports: Westwood wins at Amata Spring

    PHUKET: Lee Westwood claimed the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship and a US$158,000 prize purse last Sunday at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi.